Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 13:40 UTC
Oracle and SUN A British executive for Sun said on Friday that the release date for the company's StarOffice 8 suite would now be September 12, almost two months later than originally anticipated. The office productivity software sees wide use in the Linux community, and includes word processing and spreadsheet applications.
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Hmm
by kaiwai on Mon 15th Aug 2005 06:04 UTC
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2005-07-06

If they shipped early, they would have been slammed for shipping a buggy product - now they're getting slammed for holding a product back due to major bugs, you can't satisfy everyone.

Regarding the bigger issue, I think he larger issue at play is SUN's unwillingness to invest the necessary money to court ISV's to port their desktop applications to Solaris x86 - not weird, obscure, "no one has ever heard of it' stuff, I'm talking about big names like Adobe, MYOB, Quicken, Peachtree, etc. etc.

No one, I repeat, no one will change to Solaris x86 let alone Linux, until they can get the same applications that their business relies on for their work flow, and I'm sorry, StarOffice doesn't stand up against Microsoft - the only thing that *COULD*, given enough investment, would be Wordperfect Suite; it would require investment, but it is 95% of the way there, vs. OpenOffice.org/StarOffice which isn't even on the radar when you compare the features of the suites.

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